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Amy Lukavics Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Daughters Unto Devils (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Women in the Walls (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ravenous (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightingale (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ever since author Amy Lukavics was little, she has been especially intrigued by horror films and novels. She grew up in Northern Arizona and keep her self sustained on Fear Street, Goosebumps, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark before finding Stephen King books in her mom’s bookshelf.

She lives with an old cat (named Frodo), her husband, and two squidlings. While not writing, she likes crafting, cooking, and playing video games on any and all systems. Amy likes sour candies over chocolate, and enjoys a good movie soundtrack.

“Daughters Unto Devils” was a YALSA Quick Picks for Young Readers in the year 2017. “The Ravenous” got nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a young adult novel category.

“Daughters Unto Devils” is the first stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2015. Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from a small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, and this sixteen year old hopes it will give her the chance to start again. Amanda can leave behind her the memory of this last winter.

Of when her sickly mother gave birth to a little sister that cries nonstop and the terrifying visions that she saw while her sanity started slipping, during her bout of cabin fever. Most importantly, the boy that she has secretly met with to distract her from the pain she feels. It is this boy’s baby that she is now carrying.

The Verners show up to their new home, it is a huge cabin that has been abandoned by the previous owners. They find the inside is covered in blood. The days go by, and it is clear to Amanda that something is not quite right on the prairie.

She has heard tales of the land being tainted by evil, men killing their families after they lost their mind. There is certainly something wrong about the doctor and his son who live on the edge of the prairie in the woods. The guilt and shame of her sins weighing heavily on her, she is unsure if the real evil is in the land or within her soul.

Fans of the novel enjoyed the weird vibe that they got when the began reading this. Readers enjoyed every creepy bit of this one, and had a tough time putting it down.

“The Women in the Walls” is the second stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2016. When Lucy Acosta was only three years old, her mother died. She grew up in a Victorian mansion located in the middle of the woods with her distant and cold father. Lucy explored the dark hallways the estate had to offer with Margaret (her cousin). They are a family, inseparable.

Her aunt Penelope (who is the closest thing to a mother Lucy has had) goes missing tragically while she walks around the woods that surround the estate. It devastates Lucy and leaves her all alone. Margaret spends a lot of time up in the attic, and claims she hears her dead mom’s voice whispering in the walls.

Lucy is shut out by her father emotionally and watches her cousin’s sanity unravel. There is nothing Lucy can do to help her. Lucy, however, starts to hear some voices herself, and finds that she is facing off a deadly and ancient legacy. It has marked all the women in her family for many generations.

Fans of the novel find that this is an author that is able to unravel a mystery that keeps you reading and can surprise you. It is not the type of story that you will be able to just figure out, because Amy starts messing with the reader. Her mastery of the horror genre makes you cringe and feel uncomfortable.

“The Ravenous” is the third stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2017. The Cane family appears to have it all, on the outside. The successful military father, a loving mom, and five gorgeous teenage daughters. The dad is always gone, the sisters are hardly able to stand each other, and the neglectful mom has a tough time with depression and addiction.

Rose (the most beloved and youngest sister) dies in a tragic accident, and Mona and her sisters are all devastated. When she gets brought back from the dead, they are relieved. They quickly find though, that Rose has to eat human flesh in order to survive. Their mom abandons them, and the sisters are going to find out how far they are going to go to keep their family from falling apart.

Fans of the novel wanted to see how this one would end and they kept on reading until they finished it.

“Nightingale” is the fourth stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2018. June Hardie (age seventeen) is all a young woman in the early fifties should not be: a dreamer, independent, and rebellious. She longs to travel, and attend college, and write some of the dark sci fi stories that are the subject of her waking hours.

Her mom and dad only want to make June a better woman. Her mom grooms her so that she will be the perfect homemaker, and her dad starts pushing her to marry the domineering son of his business partner. June resists it, and it leaves her entire world shattered. Suburbia is not the only prison for women who are different.

June’s parents have her committed to Burrow Place Asylum, also called the Institution. The Institution preys on her deepest fears and darkest secrets by using horrifying staff, sickening conditions, and brutal “medical treatments”. She is not the only one either. The Institution terrorizes Eleanor (June’s fragile roommate), as well as the other woman in the place.

Those that dare to speak up go missing. Or worse. June is trapped between increasingly sinister hallucinations and a gruesome reality. She is unsure where the nightmares stop and real life starts. All she knows is she will have to destroy the Institution before it claims every single one of them.

Fans of the novel found this to be a beautifully built book that features stellar suspense. The powerful way it portrays gender roles and feminism makes this one a timely and important read at the same time.

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